New Federal Policies Affecting Women’s Equality: Reality Check
In 2006, the federal government made a number of important changes affecting women’s equality provisions. In addition to cutbacks, the elimination of some programs and changes to others, some government commitments to action were stalled or reversed. The justifications for these measures were that women are strong, already equal, and don’t need these policy supports. Although we have equality rights on paper, we need to do much more work to make these equality rights a reality for all women in Canada. Learn about changes to federal policies and their impacts on diverse women in this fact sheet.